Karis Lya Anderson
17 October 1989
"Carpe Diem - Seize The Day"
Karis Lya Anderson, was born and raised in Brixton in South London. She was educated at The Brit School in Croydon, London. She joined the band on 1 January 2011. Anderson is of Yoruba (a tribe from southwestern and north-central Nigeria), Italian & Jamaican descent, she is also bisexual.
In December 2017 she played Genie of the Ring in the West End show of Aladin. In February/March 2018 she portrayed PP Arnold in the new West End show of All Or Nothing. In 2018-20 she will play Diana Ross in Motown.
She also has a blog called Karis With Love.
Her star sign is a Libra and she's 5' 5". Her must have item is her HD eyebrow 'vamp' kit, favourite film is The Bodyguard, favourite actor is Leonardo Dicaprio, favourite actress is Angelina Jolie and favourite singers are Beyoncé, Rihanna, P!nk, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Ray, Kelis, Jay-Z & Kayne West.
She has a blue/grey French Bulldog called Ralph, who is the "mascot" of the band, she has many tattoos such as a heart padlock, a diamond, the Queen of Hearts, stars...
Her favourite foods are a curry goat with rice and peas, mac 'n' cheese and rum and raisin ice cream, her favourite holiday destination would be Dubai (UAE). Had she not been in Stooshe she would have been a social worker for girls/women.
Click here to see Karis' gallery.